United States Postal Service Launches USPS Connect Program in Traverse City

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has launched their USPS Connect program at their Traverse City Union Street and Barlow branches.

USPS Connect is a program that provides four delivery solutions to help businesses “meet growing consumer demand for affordable and fast local, regional and national deliveries and returns.”

The following are the four USPS Connect solutions:

  • USPS Connect Local: a new way for local businesses to affordably and quickly reach local customers. The rollout schedule is available on uspsconnect.com. USPS Connect Local offers affordable next-day service in all locations, with same-day delivery, Sunday delivery and pickup options in select locations. This offering also includes USPS Connect Local Mail, an affordable First-Class Mail option for documents up to 13 ounces. Businesses can enter USPS Connect Local packages and mail at the receiving dock of the designated postal facility or take advantage of free en-route pickup when their carrier delivers their mail. Free flat-rate bags, boxes and envelopes are available via Click-N-Ship.
  • USPS Connect Regional: provides next-day regional entry and delivery of Parcel Select packages and Parcel Select Lightweight packages. Businesses should consult with USPS representatives to identify the entry points and options that work best for them. Most packages will be delivered the next day within a broad specified region.
  • USPS Connect National: provides delivery solutions for businesses of all sizes. They can benefit from the Postal Service’s new mail processing equipment and reconfigured network to receive reliable delivery of packages through First-Class Package Service, Parcel Select Ground and Retail Ground.
  • USPS Connect Returns: a service for businesses to offer their customers convenient returns, with free en-route pickup by their carrier or drop-off at a nearby Post Office location.

“USPS Connect provides businesses of all sizes what they have been asking for — an affordable way to meet consumer demand for fast delivery,” said Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General and CEO. “…it positions us to more fully leverage our network capacity to increase volume and revenue so we can continue to serve the American people with affordable, reliable mail and package delivery.”

Michigan is one of many states in the U.S. to make one of the four solutions, USPS Connect Local, available in certain locations.

To learn more about USPS Connect, click here.